Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
Travel Blogs from Athlone
... of the Quiet Man Statue. When we were
finished in Cong, we continued west into the mountainous area. Along
the way, Ken told us some Irish history and the poor conditions that the
Irish lived in under British landlords. We saw the ruins of a tiny
little house that may have been home for a family of ten or more. We
made two short photo stops near beautiful Lough Nafooey, nestled in the
We're approaching Ireland on our journey, which means a mere 800 miles to our destination, London. A restless "night" attempting to get comfortable in silly little seats and catch a few moments of sleep. Daylight out the plane's window and the girls are curled up over their little pillows, headphones on, snoozing--lulled to sleep by iTunes no doubt. We're on ...
... before I head to the City Center and try and get cultured. But no wheezing about the grief of leaving; I'll recount the experiences of the past two days as best I can.
. . . Nope. Not coming to me. Trying to think of the a supremely clever way of describing my drive through the Irish countryside from Dublin to Ath Luain (that's the Irish for Athlone, a town in smack between the east, Dublin, and Galway in the west (in Gaelic, Gaillimh). Cannot, so insterad I'll just ...
... some of you are probably saying" Oh! Oh! A car". However, I will answer you that there's a huge difference between driving a car in Quebec and in Ireland. Indeed, the wheel is in the other way! That's why I felt " like a boss" when my Irish daddy asked me to move the car for him.
However, I still haven't driven a tractor. Jean-Philip told me " You must be an alpha male to drive ...
... signed a 9000 year lease entitling him to the mountain water that runs through this site in order to keep making the famous drink. However now only part of the actual brewery is still located here and the tourist bit is basically a seven story tourist centre in the shape of a massive pint glass. The tour was really interesting though. It was all self guided and you were given a map and lots of areas had TVs playing stuff on repeat. So level 1 was all about ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
First of all, we have stayed in other Radissons and were very happy with them. We stayed a night in the Radisson in Athlone and couldn't believe our experience.
i have just finished a five day stay in this hotel,as i was involved in organising a conference ,
it went very well for us and i would like to say a big thank you to the following staff members,IRENE , ROBYAN ,CARMEN . and the young polish lad whos name fails me ,you were all fantastic and helped make our stay a 100% first class event .
the food ,rooms .and whole lay out were perfect.
we will be back (there was a 150 of us so it was no small task ),
my only critic would be could the bar staff smile a bit more...
cheers Des Mooney( pdforra,)
irish defence forces representative body,
My partner and I have offen stayed at RadissonSAS all over the world and we were really looking forward to this little treat, staying at your hotel. We had an absolutly fantastic weekend. Right from check in til it was time to go home. Not that we really wanted to leave, but something called work back home in the UK was calling us.
Second time in 8 months and still love it
I stayed in the Radisson SAS in December last year and I didnt write a review but thought it was outstanding. The staff were very professional and the food and service was second to none. I staed in the radisson again MID August and having seen the reviews on this site in the last few months was worried it might have went down hill but I must say was not disappointed, The rooms are very well sized, modern crisp and clean, the hotel is in an excellent location and it has a lovely atmpshpere. I have no hesitation recommending this hotel.
Having stayed at the new Radisson in Belfast a week earlier, and being very happy with it, we expected this hotel to be top notch too. We were very disappointed on many fronts.
I have delayed writing this review as I was awaiting the outcome of a complaint I made following our stay at this establishment. It appears that the previous reviewer was allocated the room we occupied; our stay was on Saturday 25th June, and his description exactly matched our room. We eventually received a full refund.
We stayed in the radisson for a 3 night break recently. What can I say...It is a beautiful hotel ...all modern , crisp and bright. The food and service were excellent and the rooms are very spacious with wonderful views of the shannon.
Really loved it and cant wait to go back. Highly recommed it
Newest Hotel in Athlone
This is the newest and most likely nicest hotel in Athlone. Every comfort you would find in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Dublin or London. If you have the cash this is THE place to stay. Just remember its a lot higher priced than most other places in the midlands. I especially enjoyed the large open porch that opens onto the Shannon river. You can sit out there for lunch and catch the ocassional ray of sunshine and drink your coffee. Smokers will enjoy the heaters set out on each table.
Myself and my husband stayed at the Raddisson Hotel, Athlone last month. All I say is this is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed with. Everything was suberb ! The staff were so helpful and friendly. We were actually going to a wedding in Athlone and one of the waitress drew us a map of where the church was. So friendly and helpful. The reception also arranged an early check in for us and we needed to get changed.
Our room was an ocean view and was lovely overlooking the Shannon. The colour scheme was lovely and so clean...
Food was superb too, we had a lovely breakfast the next morning. So much to choose from.
We would definitely recommend This hotel to anyone.